March 17th, 2015
ST. MARYS â€“ After Tuesday's preliminary hearing, Chelsea Ann Micale, 27, of 122 Houston Rd., was held for court on all charges related to the sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as bath salts.
Magisterial District Judge Mark S. Jacob ruled that the Commonwealth had met their burden of proof to establish that there was sufficient evidence to hold all charges for county court.
Elected officials are continuing to bat for rural Pennsylvania as officials declare their support for House Bill 3344, legislation that would increase the state's in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) payments on forestry and game lands from $3.60 per acre to $6 per acre.
Elk County has pledged their support and on Tuesday unveiled a detailed map illustrating the amount of tax exempt land within the county.
"Itâ€™s a real eye-opener," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.
Members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau have a list of key legislative issues they hope to see addressed this year according to Ernie Mattiuz, government relations director for the Elk County Farm Bureau.
Mattiuz was on hand Tuesday morning during a county Board of Commissioners meeting to update county officials on topics ranging from state pension reform to Clean Water Act issues at the national level.
Ridgway Borough Council honored an area gymnast and approved the removal of parking meters from Main Street during their monthly meeting Monday night at the Ridgway Borough Building.
Hailey Hoffman was presented an award for her recent gymnastics season by the council. Hoffman was the 2014-2015 Silver Division all-around and uneven bars state champion. She was the runner-up on balance beam and floor exercise. Hoffman was the district champion in all-around and uneven bars and a district runner-up on floor exercise.
ST. MARYS â€“Â Three men from Sharon and one St. Marys woman have been charged for their alleged involvement in a reported burglary that occurred Oct. 14, 2014.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, David Eugene Brock Jr., 22, Eli Troy Porter, 18, and James Walter Clark, 18, dropped off Kelsey Rena Cavalline, 20, at 396 Ash St., St. Marys, where she said her grandparents resided.
Elk County should have three new auditors for 2016.
Incumbents Elizabeth Mader, Karen Gies and Jerry Goetz are not seeking re-election in the May 19 primary election.
Democrat Siobhan Voss will be on the ballot in May along with Republican Beth Bagley.
College Basketball March Madness Preview
1Â UKâ€¨16Â HAMÂ /Â MAN
8Â CINâ€¨9Â PUR
5Â WVUâ€¨12Â BUFF
4Â MDâ€¨13Â VALP
6Â BUTâ€¨11Â TEX
3Â NDâ€¨14Â NE
7Â WICHâ€¨10Â IND
2Â KUâ€¨15Â NMSU
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Butler v. Texas
During a Ridgway Area School District school board meeting, four students were selected as winners of the district's Student of the Month award.
Elementary school students Jackson Kilpeck and Guilianna Horner joined middle school student Josephine Bevacqua and high school student Jenna DeAngelo as the winners of the award for March.
CLEARFIELD â€“ Nearly 1,000 family members, friends, and emergency responders throughout the state filled Clearfield Area High School's gym Friday afternoon to bid farewell to the late Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr.
The 18-year-old firefighter died Monday, March 9 from injuries suffered while fighting a fire Tuesday, March 3 in the 700 block of Daisy Street in Clearfield.
He was a senior at Clearfield Area High School and a member of the Lawrence Township Fire Company. Buck was trapped beneath a porch roof that collapsed during the Daisy Street blaze.
Ridgway Area School District's technology director, Dan Brocious, and RASD assistant technology director Kyle Hauptner attended RASD's school board meeting Tuesday to give an update to the board on the technology that is being used within the district.
Brocious began by giving the school board a current snapshot of the equipment that is in use within the district, also comparing those figures to what they were three years ago.
Brocious said the district currently has 600 desktop and laptop commuters, up from 500 three years ago.